"AMAi provides a comprehensive art immersion experience for students to develop portfolios and supplemental portfolios for entry into the best colleges in North America.“
• Core Faculty with over 30 years of experience teaching Art and Design foundations and over 20 years of experience in Art College admissions counseling.
• Supplemental college preparation counseling available through AMAi’s parent company, Admission Masters. With over a decade of experience and proven success in helping students obtain their Dream College, Admission Master provides supplemental counseling in Essay Writing, English Language development, and test preparation.
• Guest Faculty from the Top Art Schools teach our specialized studio courses.
The fundamental skills of observational drawing are the most desired skill for most colleges’ entry portfolios regardless of the students intended major (whether it be painting, illustration, animation, entertainment design, concept design, fashion, architecture, film/video, photography, product or transportation design).
AMAi’s foundation studio courses mirror the learning experiences of first-year students at undergraduate art colleges. Through these courses, students can get a head start in furthering their art and design education at a college level.

Beginning Drawing
• Learn about composition, perspective, and representational analysis using line, plane, and the dynamics of value.
• Develop and strengthen eye-hand coordination and drawing skills.
• Work with graphite, charcoal, conte, color pencil, and color pastel.

Intermediate Drawing
• Further your skills of observation, spatial analysis, and compositional organization through a variety of media and techniques.
• Develop and strengthen eye-hand coordination and drawing skills.
• Develop critical thinking and drawing skills through traditional and experimental activities that are conceptually challenging.

Life Drawing
Draw the human figure with unclothed and costumed lives female models provide for the study of gesture, basic forms, the anatomical structure as well as indirect and direct shading.

Portrait Drawing
Render the human head and face while exploring a variety of drawing media and techniques. Use a variety of ages for the study of skull, muscle, as well as features, emotions, and likeness.

Uninstructed Figure Drawing
Develop a self-driven drawing practice that will help you excel in your analysis and techniques as well as dynamic poses and quick gesture drawing skills.

Cafe Drawing/Sketchbook Development
Cafe drawing takes you out of the studio to draw live people in public spaces such as a coffee shop, cafe, mall, arena, street, and parks.
• Develop your quick gestural drawing skills by observing subjects in real life that do not stand still and pose.
• Develop a personal drawing style.
• Develop a sketchbook.
• Develop reference sketches for other works of art. (such as a painting)
• This skill is helpful for students interested in animation, fashion, illustration, and all areas of design.
These courses allow students to deepen their skills and confidence in a specific field of artistic study and can be very helpful in determining their future college major. Each course is led by specialists and professors working in the field and teaching at top college programs. These offerings change throughout the year and may include topics in Graphic Design, Concept Design, Animation, Illustration, Film, Fashion, Painting, Architecture, Product Design and Transportation Design.
1. Ivy-league Schools (Harvard, Yale, Brown, etc.)
2. Private Universities (Stanford, NYC, USC, etc.)
3. UC Schools (UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, etc.)
4. Brown & RISD Dual Degree Program
Many top-tier universities and private colleges give students with strong art skill who are not pursuing art majors the opportunity to showcase their skills by submitting a supplemental art portfolio. These universities are looking for students who are creative thinkers and have developed their critical thinking skills in areas outside of their intended major. AMAi can help you to determine if a supplemental portfolio will be helpful to your overall admissions and to further develop the portfolio.